Special Issue "Genetic Manipulation of Fungal Model Organisms"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.
Interests: human pathogenic fungi; antifungal resistance; diagnostic microbiology
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Fungi are one of the fundamental kingdoms in the biosphere, estimated to comprise around 3 to 6 million species in total. At present, about 150,000 fungal species have been described; out of these, about 8000 are known to cause infections in plants and about 700 species have been described to cause infections in humans and other animals. Despite this diversity, only a few fungal model organisms have been well established to study their pathogenicity, virulence potential, antifungal resistance mechanisms, metabolic pathways, and signaling pathways. Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Neurospora crassa, and Aspergillus nidulans represent the well-established models, while novel methods such as CRISPR/Cas have contributed to engaging with additional fungal model organisms, and the list of suitable fungi is open.
In this Special Issue, we will cover some recent advances linked to novel molecular techniques and the development of additional fungal models. We aim to (a) highlight new methods proposed to elaborate properties suitable for a model organism, (b) provide an overview on emerging model species, and (c) give insights into the diversity of genetic and molecular biological manipulations that are available. We believe that a series of articles in this issue will fuse the demand of users and skills of developers of fungal models and satisfy those interested in frontiers of mycology.
Dr. Michaela Lackner
Dr. Mikhail Keniya
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Fungi is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- fungal model
- Saccharomyces cerevisiae
- Aspergillus species
- Neurospora crassa
- Candida species
- novel model organisms
- clinical isolates
- molecular tools